Doctor Strange 2 Rumor Points To Benedict Cumberbatch Wearing New Comic-Accurate Costume

By Lauren Rouse Updated:
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Phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe is well and truly underway. Multiple new productions are filming all around the world including Thor: Love and Thunder and Spider-Man: No Way Home. Sandwiched in between these two projects in the release schedule is the second solo outing for Benedict Cumberbatch's Sorcerer Supreme.

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is currently filming in the UK after an unscheduled production break thanks to the pandemic. The sequel has already seen a director shuffle with Scott Derrickson leaving to be replaced with Sam Raimi. WandaVision fans will also be excited to know that Elizabeth Olsen's Scarlet Witch will be returning in the upcoming film.

Unlike some other Marvel films in production right now , Doctor Strange 2 has been kept largely under wraps, but it seems a new costume may be in the Doctor's future.


In a recent article, Discussing Film reported that one of their sources has hinted at a new costume for Benedict Cumberbatch in the Doctor Strange sequel. The source claims that the crew of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness have designed a new, comic accurate look for Doctor Strange. No further details about the costume were provided within the report.

It should be noted that Benedict Cumberbatch has grown out his facial hair for the Doctor Strange 2 production , perhaps to better fit this comic-accurate look. Previous MCU roles like Doctor Strange and Avengers: Infinity War didn't require Cumberbatch to grow a goatee, with the actor utilizing “glued-on” prosthetics instead.


While the original Doctor Strange film was pretty faithful to the Sorcerer Supreme's comic costume, there were still slight variations. So what changes could fans see in this new suit?

Arguably, the main highlight of the costume is the Cloak of Levitation. This was already pretty accurate in the first movie, but the comics often depict it with more gold highlights and a higher collar. Strange's suit also lacks the same vibrancy as the blue and red colors depicted in the comics, and it doesn't bear the logo often seen on the chest of his suit. The costume designers have said in the past they removed some of these elements for practical reasons, but maybe there's a chance to include some of these in the next design.

Of course, it's also possible that this new comic accurate suit could be an entirely new look pulled from the comics. Spider-Man has seen multiple variations of his costume across his three MCU movies, so maybe this new look will be pulled from a completely different Doctor Strange comic run. Doctor Strange rocked all black in one of his most recent Marvel comics which could be a striking never before seen look for Cumberbatch in Multiverse of Madness .

- About The Author: Lauren Rouse
Lauren Rouse has been a writer at The Direct since the site launched in 2020. She has a huge passion for everything pop culture and currently writes news articles for the Marvel, Star Wars, DC and video game branches.